About me

I am Associate Professor in the Department of Latin American, Caribbean and US Latino Studies, at the University at Albany-SUNY, where I study the social and cultural history of the Caribbean. My research considers the creation of media circuits in the early 20th century with particular attention to imperial dynamics and changing political practices. I ask about the relevance of sound and listening to modes of affiliation and belonging. I take up these questions in several research projects.

Recent publications:

Isles of Noise: Sonic Media in the Caribbean (UNC, 2016)

“Sonic Colour Zones: Laura Boulton and the Hunt for Music” Sound Studies; An Interdisciplinary Journal, Vol. 3, 2017


I teach courses in Caribbean and Latin American history, theory and methodology, race in the Americas, and media histories. For more information on my courses click here.

I accept graduate students interested in race, media, empire and environment Latin America and the Caribbean.

Email me: abronfman@albany.edu

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